Live at Hollywood during the 1st Blackstairs Rural Film Festival 2014

Gathering under the trees at Hollywood, South Carlow, Ireland, during the 1st Rural Blackstairs Film festival. 9 Stones artist Cathy Fitzgerald holds a space for conversation about why transforming conifer plantations is such a rich and valuable means to relate and act more sustainably to our environments. Photo: Gwen Wilkinson.
Gathering under the trees at Hollywood, South Carlow, Ireland, during the 1st Rural Blackstairs Film festival. 9 Stones artist Cathy Fitzgerald holds a space for conversation about why transforming conifer plantations is such a rich and valuable means to relate and act more sustainably to our environments. Photo: Gwen Wilkinson.

brochure-cover-Rural-film-festival-2014-Blackstairs-449x10249 Stones Artist Cathy Fitzgerald is an artist currently completing her PhD on eco art practice at NCAD. She shared a developing audiovisual film book in a short walk around Hollywood – the smallest Close-to-Nature continuous cover forest in Ireland on Sat 8 November during the 1st Blackstairs Rural Film Festival.

Hollywood is tiny! It is a 2 acre, 35 year old conifer plantation being transformed into a permanent forest using a new-to-Ireland forestry approach. This artful eco project has many insights, and not only for forestry. Visitors learned how ‘the little wood that could’ has contributed to short films, national forest policy, forest science and an awareness about ecocide, whilst becoming an increasingly resilient home for all those who live within it.
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Artists Talks during 9 Stones Artists Pop-up Nights at Deighton Hall, Carlow this week

Thanks to everyone who took part in our opening yesterday – it was a fantastic event!

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Upcoming Artists Talks during the exhibition

At the 9 Stones Artists exhibition this week at Deighton Hall, Carlow, artists Brian Hand will present a short talk on Collective Capitalism in Pre Famine Ireland with reference to the Blackstairs Moountains at 8pm on Tuesday 12th June and Orla Ryan will present a short talk on Melodrama and Modernity in relation to Cinema at 8pm on Wednesday 13th June.  All welcome.

On these nights, Lennon’s Restaurant together with the Carlow Brewing Company promise some POP-UP fare* and also on Friday and Saturday ( 15 & 16 June). On Friday night artist Gwen Wilkinson will also provide some scrumptious nibbles for the Pop-up Bar.

Special thanks to Lennons Cafe bar,  also thanks to O’Shea’s of Borris. Also to Eigse Volunteers and the Carlow Amenity Trust.


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VENUE: Deighton Hall, Dublin Street, Carlow (opposite An Post/Post Office)

DATES: Saturday 9th – Sunday 17th June

Opening hours:  1pm to 7pm daily,
*POP-UP BAR Tues, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday (12, 13, 15 & 16 June) 8- until 10 pm

Reminder: 9 Stones Artists Exhibition opens next Saturday 9 June

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The invitations are being sent out now – all are welcome to the 2012 9 Stones Artists exhibition at Deighton Hall, Carlow,
opposite AN Post/Post Office in Carlow, starting next Saturday 9 June, 12pm 2012; opening reception at 6pm.

The Nine Stones Artists was formed in 2004.  Its members are professional artists most of whom are based in the foothills of the Blackstairs Mountains in South County Carlow—video artists, printmakers, sculptors, photographers, painters and installation artists.

Gwen Wilkinson, Annabel Konig, Martin Lyttle, Jules Michael, Rachel Joynt, Michelle Byrne, Cathy Fitzgerald, Stephen O Briain, Eileen MacDonagh, Brian Hand, Orla Ryan and Remco de Fouw will occupy and adorn the raw exposed brick hall space of Deighton Hall with some of the most intriguing artworks to have emerged by any art collective in the country.

Note, the proprietors of Lennon’s Restaurant together with the Carlow Brewing Company promise some POP-UP fare* on Tues, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday (12, 13, 15 & 16 June)

special thanks to Lennons Cafe bar,  also thanks to O’Shea’s of Borris

 


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VENUE: Deighton Hall,Dublin Street, Carlow

OPENING: SATURDAY 9 JUNE, 6-8 PM

DATES: Saturday 9th – Sunday 17th June

Opening hours:  1pm to 7pm daily,
*POP-UP BAR Tues, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday (12, 13, 15 & 16 June) 8- until 10 pm

The Nine Stones Artists to exhibit at Deighton Hall, Carlow for Eigse 2012

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‘In a hotly anticipated unveiling of artworks by ‘Nine Stones’ in the mesmerizing Deighton Hall, this is going to be an unusual treat for the more intrepid art lover … and more curious foodie.’

The Nine Stones Artists was formed in 2004.  Its members are professional artists most of whom are based in the foothills of the BlackstairsMountainsin South County Carlow—video artists, printmakers, sculptors, photographers, painters and installation artists.

Cathy Fitzgerald, Gwen Wilkinson, Annabel Konig, Martin Lyttle, Jules Michael, Rachel Joynt, Michelle Byrne, Stephen O Briain, Eileen MacDonagh, Brian Hand, Orla Ryan and Remco de Fouw will occupy and adorn the raw exposed brick hall space of Deighton Hall with some of the most intriguing artworks to have emerged by any art collective in the country.

Note, the proprietors of Lennon’s Restaurant together with the Carlow Brewing Company promise some POP-UP fare* on Tues, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday (12, 13, 15 & 16 June)

thanks to O’Shea’s of Borris


egise logo 2012

VENUE: Deighton Hall,Dublin Street, Carlow

OPENING: SATURDAY 9 JUNE, 6-8 PM

DATES: Saturday 9th – Sunday 17th June

Opening hours:  1pm to 7pm daily,
*POP-UP BAR Tues, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday (12, 13, 15 & 16 June) 8- until 10 pm